used them in building the Tabernacle.[308]

Although Joseph had put wagons at the disposal of his
brethren for the removal of his family from Canaan to
Egypt, they yet carried Jacob upon their arms, for which
purpose they divided themselves into three divisions, one
division after the other assuming the burden. As a reward
for their filial devotion, God redeemed their descendants
from Egypt.[309]

Judah was sent on ahead by his father, to erect a dwelling
in Goshen, and also a Bet ha-Midrash, that Jacob might set
about instructing his sons at once after his arrival. He
charged Judah with this honorable task in order to compensate
him for a wrong he had done him. All the years

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